Have you done something with your home or workplace that makes it energy efficient or eco in some way?
You might have gone the whole hog with solar panels, or have nifty gadgets that help you save energy. Have you upcycled lots of things or insulated your house to lower your energy bills? Perhaps you’ve got a wonderful garden that uses permaculture principles or is landscaped using reclaimed items?
Whatever you’ve done – we’d love to hear from you asap. The Hornbeam has run Waltham Forest’s Green Open Homes every year now and this is the fourth year and it’s always really popular. Like Open House or the E17 Art Trail – people kindly open their doors to the public and share their top tips of low cost and eco living.
If you would like to open your home/workplace on the weekend of 16/17 September 2017 please get in touch.
Or if you’ve got an idea for a talk, demo or activity – we’d also love to hear from you!
We also need VOLUNTEERS to help out on events chatting to the public, social media and proof reading. If you’re able to help please fill in our volunteering form giving your availability, interest and skills.
Hornbeam Nights DJ slot – last Friday of every month
Starting on Fri 26 May, 7.30-11.30pm – Hornbeam Nights’ resident DJs Lounch & Noods will be providing your ears with super deluxe ambient down tempo grooves, dub, low-fi electronica and underground hip-hop on the last Friday of every month from May.
HAPPY HOUR 7.30pm
Drinks, cocktails, lazers and a little dance floor action.
Thurs 11 May, GROWING THE LOCAL DREAM: a talk on making food sovereignty a reality and how to start growing your own.
We have three guests speakers who are involved in growing with Hornbeam partner and local community growing project Organiclea.
SPEAKERS: Melanie Strickland – OrganicLea: What is Food sovereignty?
Food sovereignty allows communities control over the way food is produced, traded and consumed. The food sovereignty movement is a global alliance of farmers, growers, consumers and activists.
Mel is the Community Food Movement Builder at Organiclea
Terry Bennett – OrganicLea: How to bring small growers into the political mainstream.
Terry will be referencing the Land Worker’s alliance post brexit agricultural policy.
– A new growth model for a new generation.
– Grow the dream and nurture your brain.
Jon Rackham – Gardens for all
Do it yourself. How to bring your growing home.
FREE although donations to Hornbeam and Organiclea’s community work are gratefully received.
FOOD AVAILABLE: hot vegan curry and rice bowl for £6.
DRINKS: choose from our fully stocked bar of local ales and ciders, bio-dynamic wines, locally made soft drinks and vegan snacks.
FIND OUT ABOUT VOLUNTEERING: You can also find out about the work of Organiclea and the Hornbeam and volunteering opportunities at both
Learn practical pharmacy skills, share knowledge, stories & healing remedies and take home your medicines as well as making a stock for the community to be available from the Hornbeam Cafe. This will be a lively participatory workshop to make healing connections together and find out about our neighbourhood plant allies and resources.
This month, connect with the glorious Dandelion: we’ll roast Dandelion root coffee, brew tea and make a contemporary Dandelion and Burdock root beer tonic for cleansing and liver health – joyful seasonal additions. Price £10. Book your ticket
The Hornbeam can now be hired as a Supper Club venue – just get in touch, or come along to try out the amazing food cooked by local cooks keen to put on their own Pop-Up!
We have a lovely, cosy cafe seating around 25 people. We have a fully-equipped professional catering kitchen for your use upstairs with a dumb-waiter to help deliver the food with minimum stress to the cafe downstairs.
Organic alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are all available.
If you’re a lonesome eater, don’t be shy, The Hornbeam is a cracking place to meet and mingle with new lovely people.
This Friday 5th May, the Hornbeam will be screening the documentary film Foreign.
Foreign documents the journeys of Mohamed from Mali and Jerry from Cameroon as they travel from sub-Saharan Africa to the European borders. Director Miriam Fassbender met the men over a period of three years during their migration and used a participative video approach, so that their own footage accounts for 7% of the film.
The evening is FREE ,with glorious pay-as-you-feel food from Stories & Supper volunteers. We will collect donations to cover the cost of the food and any other money raised will go towards the next Stories & Supper project.
Doors open at 6.30pm
Films start at 7pm
Local beers, cider, organic wine and spirits are available.
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First and third Sunday of every month, 2-4pm Learning Lodge and outside in the reserve when fine.
Every second and fourth Sunday enjoy quality time with your kids. Kids Kitchen will help you make delicious food with your under 5s and other activities will be taking place inside and outside the Learning Lodge such as outdoor learning, visits to Pimp Hall allotments, activities with the Friends of Pimp Hall Park. Activities will take place on the second and fourth Sunday of every month with activities from Kids Kitchen, Walk the Loop and Craft activities.
Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6.30-8.30pm THE CHANGING YEAR Monthly evening workshops exploring the changing seasons, old myths and magic, with Christine Watts of the Avalonia Centre.
April 26th Springtime Magic – Beltane is a Celtic fire festival that celebrates of the coming of summer and the fertility of the coming year. Learn more about this tradition.
May 24th Summer is a Coming In
June 27th Midsummer Murmurs.
July 26th Halcyon Days
FREE but donations towards materials welcome Booking details – just turn up!
DROP-IN TUESDAYS for Friday Hill tenants and neighbours, 2.30-5.30pm, at Friday Hill TMO Office, Chingdale Rd. E4 6HZ
We’re running drop-ins at Friday Hill (NOT the Learning Lodge) every week and are looking for volunteers in Chingford E4 to help us out. Contact Elizabeth for more info.
Got an exciting Hornbeam Nights idea? If you’d like to use the Hornbeam cafe for an event, workshop or a pop-up Supper Club contact Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can support with publicity, bar and more and have a huge amount of cafe/kitchen resources too.